(24/7 News) -- Governor Mike DeWine is cutting 775-million dollars from the state budget. DeWine says the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to plummeting revenue in Ohio.
Cuts will include 355-million dollars for schools and 110-million for higher education, coupled with 210-million from the state's Medicaid program. The governor says he won't dip into Ohio's rainy day fund until the new fiscal year begins in July.
DeWine also said the long-awaited word on when restaurants will reopen to in-house dining, along with other business openings could come as early as this Thursday afternoon during his 2pm press conference. There will be no afternoon press conference on Wednesday.